The Fred Hollows Foundation Job Vacancy: Chief Executive Officer - Sydney, Australia

Chief Executive Officer

  • Shape the future
  • Help end avoidable blindness
  • Global role, Sydney Location
The Fred Hollows Foundation is one of Australia’s most well respected and fastest growing international development organisations. With values of integrity, empowerment, collaboration and action, The Foundation is deeply committed to a world where no one is needlessly blind. The Foundation works across 26 countries and as a result of its work, over one million eye operations and treatments were conducted around the world in 2016.

Reporting to the Board and leading a large and diverse team, the CEO will play a defining role in driving The Foundation’s growth and impact, domestically and internationally. The Board is seeking a strategic CEO to take The Foundation to its full potential, developing and driving the implementation of its next strategic plan, inspiring employees, and extending and building partnerships across the international development sector.

The Role:

  • Lead a vibrant and effective 21st century global aid organisation that continues to meet the needs of the international and Australian indigenous communities it serves, while meeting the challenges of the changing aid sector
  • Nurture and build constructive relationships, nationally and internationally, with a range of stakeholders including the Board, governments, international multilateral organisations, NGOs, business leaders, media, donors and philanthropic organisations
  • Foster a culture of innovation, embracing new technologies, and inspiring and empowering a culturally diverse workforce.
To be successful in this role you will bring;

  • Demonstrated success leading a large, complex global organisation ideally gained in international aid or public health. Experience working with Australian indigenous communities and/or government would be beneficial.
  • Financial savvy and strong strategic and operational leadership abilities, with highly effective stakeholder relationship management, emotional intelligence and communication skills.
  • A tenacious, motivational and culturally aware leadership style demonstrated through leading diverse teams in environments of change. 

To apply confidentially, please register your interest with a CV and a cover letter at:

Applications close: 27 June 2017

For further information contact: Carolyn Soddy on +61 2 9006 3468

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work.  Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.